An initiative of the EU MEDIA Programme with the support of the Italian Government Since 1992 MEDIA Salles has been promoting the European cinema and its circulation at theatrical level




Milan, 29 April 2005

Will you be at the Cannes Film Festival?

MEDIA Salles has pleasure in inviting you for the aperitif on
19 May, at 5.30 pm
at the Pavilion of the European Union – International Village.

At this traditional rendezvous, Domenico Dinoia, President of MEDIA Salles, will present:

- issue no. 3/2005 of the MEDIA Salles’ Newsletter “European Cinema Journal”, which includes the figures on   cinema-going in 2004,

- MEDIA Salles’ coming initiative for the promotion of European films:

“Focus on Europe” at Cinema Expo International 2005, Amsterdam, 27-30 June.
This year again MEDIA Salles organises this event to promote European cinema, that will be opened by a seminar on the European cinema industry, specifically devoted to the exhibitors’ sector, with contributions by representatives of companies operating at an international level. The Focus on Europe programme also includes screenings of European films with good potential for international circulation and a stand distributing material on the most recent European productions.
During the closing gala, MEDIA Salles will present the “European Producer of the Year” Award to the producer who will have offered the most significant contribution to European cinema.

During the Festival MEDIA Salles will be present at the International Village,
Pavilion of the European Union – no. 15
Esplanade Georges Pompidou
Tel.: +33.4.92590203
Fax: +33.4.92590203

Available on the stand the MEDIA Salles’ “European Cinema Yearbook – 2004 final edition” on cd rom.

To receive further information about the MEDIA Salles’ initiatives, to fix an appointment at Cannes, or to communicate any changes of address:

The MEDIA Salles project operates within the framework of the European Union's MEDIA Programme, with the support of the Italian Government.
The end objective of MEDIA Salles is to foster theatrical distribution of European audiovisual products. This aim is pursued both by high profile campaigns involving Europe's cinema exhibitors and by initiatives to raise the visibility of European productions with industry players and potential audiences, creating specialized information channels on a global scale. Thus the current initiatives from MEDIA Salles dovetail in a program with a triple focus - training, promotion and information - and maximum combined effect.

MEDIA Salles
Via Soperga, 2 - I-20127 Milan
Tel.: +39.02.66984405 - Fax: +39.02.6691574